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by diligence
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Confusion between Eight fold noble path and Anatta
Replies: 14
Views: 523

Re: Confusion between Eight fold noble path and Anatta

I wonder what is the philosophy of Buddhism. I guess the whole philosophy of Buddhism is Anatta. (Not self) But, with meditation traditions, it seems that more people and instructors are lay more emphasis on the destination (Nirvana and its path) and not to understand Anatta. Also , I wonder can so...
by diligence
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why a good nihilist experience rebirth?
Replies: 49
Views: 1217

Re: Why a good nihilist experience rebirth?

The question is, is a nihilist likely to keep doing good things? If yes, then he is no longer a nihilist. In fact ,no good nihilist, unless it's hypocritical or at least not a stable nihilist. A stable nihilist is doomed to reborn in woe state. Why does he reborn? Because he still has craving althou...
by diligence
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha can't tell "yes I will"?
Replies: 18
Views: 507

Re: Why Buddha can't tell "yes I will"?

rightviewftw wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:56 am
If i was going to guess i would say that because there is no question there is no need to say anything.
Yes, it seems also make sense. :namaste:
by diligence
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why a good nihilist experience rebirth?
Replies: 49
Views: 1217

Re: Why a good nihilist experience rebirth?

Hi diligence to me you are correct. Further we must not forget that karma pala can be effective after so many births. positvely or negatively. Therefore a nihilist in an earlier birth would have had an accumulation of wholesome karma. A nihilist cannot be a bodhisatta. A bodhisatta is by no means a...
by diligence
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why a good nihilist experience rebirth?
Replies: 49
Views: 1217

Re: Why a good nihilist experience rebirth?

Nalapana jatakaya is a story about monkeys lead by bodisatva budda . Here they are not humans. Then there is story when bodisatva was an elephant. A story of a bird and a snail ( sakunaggi sutta) . Vatious other stories of cobra , horse ( siddartas horse) and other animals reborn as humans. I mean ...
by diligence
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why a good nihilist experience rebirth?
Replies: 49
Views: 1217

Re: Why a good nihilist experience rebirth?

Here I believe that the post rests on the beliefs of human beings in re birth. But buddhist literature explain that certain aninals as monkeys , birds, elephants etc. have been reborn on better spheres. Can somebody explain what form of beliefs they would have had during their animal existence to g...
by diligence
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why a good nihilist experience rebirth?
Replies: 49
Views: 1217

Re: Why a good nihilist experience rebirth?

binocular wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:03 pm
SarathW wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:37 am
Why a good nihilist experience rebirth?
To begin with, there can be no such thing as a "good nihilist". All nihilists are amoral.
Yes, I agree. :smile:
by diligence
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha can't tell "yes I will"?
Replies: 18
Views: 507

Re: Why Buddha can't tell "yes I will"?

I suspect it was just a convention of the time We have a custom ins Sri Lanka that people do not commit for the future because future is uncertain. When I was young we never ask the driver the time for destination because they get angry since the road conditions and the reliability of the vehicle i...
by diligence
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha can't tell "yes I will"?
Replies: 18
Views: 507

Re: Why Buddha can't tell "yes I will"?

I think, making due allowances for non-native English speakers and how people have chosen to answer the question, we might also read it as "Why doesn't he". Thanks a lot for your understanding and considerate. I am a non-native English speaker and each time I use online dictionary to read and write...
by diligence
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha can't tell "yes I will"?
Replies: 18
Views: 507

Re: Why Buddha can't tell "yes I will"?

The commentarial glosses on the phrase, “The Blessed One consented by remaining silent” ( adhivāsesi bhagavā tuṇhībhāvena ) limit themselves to explaining the meaning of the phrase: he consented in mind only, not with body or speech. They don’t explain why he chose to consent in this particular way...
by diligence
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?
Replies: 33
Views: 756

Re: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?

What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana? Perhaps ten tanha or more become upadana. The difference is degree and intensity. If someone likes to eat meat, it is tanha. I also like that taste. If he does not control himself and want more and more each meal and cannot live without having meat,...
by diligence
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha can't tell "yes I will"?
Replies: 18
Views: 507

Re: Why Buddha can't tell "yes I will"?

SarathW wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:54 am
Why Buddha can't tell "yes I will"?
Why? Why on earth Buddha agreed by silence? Is it just because of the custom of the time as Sam Vara said? :thinking:
by diligence
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: A fine example has boundless power
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: A fine example has boundless power

If you participate in the forum and read what is being linked to in topics that interest you it is a good way to study imho. However one should be very careful taking people's word for things on the forum because people might be themselves confused and confusing others. Ok, I 'll be vigilant and cr...
by diligence
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: A fine example has boundless power
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: A fine example has boundless power

SarathW wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:22 am
I would say I have read four Nikaya English translation in access to insight. (at least twice)
Great! Sādhu! Sādhu! :anjali: :anjali: :clap: :thumbsup: :heart:
by diligence
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: A fine example has boundless power
Replies: 4
Views: 258

A fine example has boundless power

Hello, bhante! Hello, friends ! I think it is really difficult to read all the Pali Canon. I wonder whether there are a few people who have nearly finished reading the suttapiṭaka, or at least saṃyutta nikāya and aṅguttara nikāya. In another words, I would like to know——has anyone nearly finished re...